Artist’s impression of two white dwarf stars merging and creating a Type Ia supernova

This artist’s impression video shows the central part of the planetary nebula Henize 2-428. The core of this unique object consists of two white dwarf stars, each with a mass a little less than that of the Sun. They are expected to slowly draw closer to each other and merge in around 700 million years. This event will create a dazzling supernova of Type Ia and destroy both stars.

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ESO/L. Calçada

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Tunnistus:eso1505a
Julkaisupäivä:9. helmikuuta 2015 17:00
Vastaavat julkaisut:eso1505
Kesto:34 s
Frame rate:30 fps

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